Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino spent the first day of the evaluation period in Philadelphia tracking center Malik Williams

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino spent the first day of the evaluation period in Philadelphia at the Elevate Hoops Event checking out Fort Wayne, Ind., center Malik Williams. He watched the 7-foot prospect in two games on Wednesday.

Fort Wayne, Ind., Snider center Malik Williams drew a crowd on Wednesday night, the first night Division I college basketball coaches could be on the road evaluating prospects this summer.

The 7-foot Williams drew a ton of coaches, including Hall of Fame Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. He was in Philadelphia to watch Williams in his first two games of the summer with Legit Basketball.

And Williams didn't disappoint.

Williams had 32 points and 23 rebounds in the two games at the Elevate Hoops Event. He told reporters at the event that he hopes to cut his list sometime in August.

U of L, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, Iowa and Xavier have showed him the most interest, while N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried was also in attendance on the first night. Pitino and Purdue's Matt Painter were the only other two head coaches watching.

Williams made a visit last month to U of L's campus and told Cardinal Authority he "loved it" and noted his mother, who was with him on the visit, has "always been a big Louisville fan."

"I just like the campus and I like how they want to use me and my versatility," he said.

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